You are here

Question Bridge: Black Males

Question Bridge: Black Males
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Saturday, April 6, 2019
Mary Porter Sesnon Faculty Gallery, Porter College
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Sesnon Art Gallery

Question Bridge: Black Males is a collaborative multimedia project in which over 150 black men—from across the United States and also across age, class, profession, and sexuality— together explore some of the most troubling, poignant, personal, and sometimes incongruous aspects of their lived experiences. Shown as a five-screen installation, Question Bridge utilizes multiple platforms to facilitate a conversation between participants who ask and respond to each other’s questions. The result is a deeply insightful, emotionally layered conversation, which delves into the depths of the private lives and social concerns of diverse black men across the United 

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
February 6 – April 6, 2019
(Closed March 23–April 1 for Spring Break)

Opening Reception: 
February 6, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Chris Johnson at 6:00 p.m.
For related programming visit

Associated event: FREE film screening of "Speak Up" on Tuesday, Feb 19. More info here.

Listen to the Feb. 6 interview on KALW's "Your Call" here.

Read the February 1 story from the UCSC News Center here.

Question Bridge: Black Males was created by artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith, and Kamal Sinclair. The video work is in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibition catalogue, Question Bridge: Black Males in America, was published by Aperture in 2015.

The exhibition is presented by the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery in partnership with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS).